9
taxa
1 fungus
1 mollusk
1 mammal
5 birds
1 plant
9
life list firsts

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What

salmonberry (Rubus spectabilis) Rubus spectabilis

Observer

robertmarsh

Date

April 7, 2012

Description

Very thorny woody stem, growing in isolated group near a few western redcedar trees in a douglas-fir western hemlock western redcedar vegetation area. leaves are just sprouting in early april

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Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus) Bonasa umbellus

Observer

robertmarsh

Date

April 7, 2012

Description

Identified easily by the deep thumping sound made by male grouse that starts slow and increases in speed, made by the grouse thumping its wings against itself. Grouse was seen on the ground in the shrubbery, has white breast with spots below dark brown collar, dark brown colored wings and back and tail, and characteristic upright dark feathers pertruding from forehead.
Habitat description see April 7th 2012 journal entry in carnation wa.

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Pacific Banana Slug (Ariolimax columbianus) Ariolimax columbianus

Observer

robertmarsh

Date

April 7, 2012

Description

Gray-yellowish slug with dark spots covering body, only one spot on the top of it's head. Commonly seen.

Habitat description: 30 yr old dense douglas fir stand planted by weyerhaeuser after clear cut, in usual western hemlock-western redcedar vegetation. Patches of deciduous trees, maple, alder, cottonwood. 400ft above sea level south and east facing hill in tolt river watershed where it meets the snoqualmie river. habitat divided into residential forested plots. separated by old logging roads.

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Observer

robertmarsh

Date

April 7, 2012

Description

Very small bird, was jumping around in the mid canopy of trees usually in small groups 2-4, very brief cheaping calls all the time. black head with distinct white mask over cheeks and narrowing over eye region, dull white breast and under-tail, and dark back, tail, and wings

Habitat description: 30 yr old dense douglas fir stand planted by weyerhaeuser after clear cut, in usual western hemlock-western redcedar vegetation. Patches of deciduous trees, maple, alder, cottonwood. 400ft above sea level south and east facing hill in tolt river watershed where it meets the snoqualmie river. habitat divided into residential forested plots. separated by old logging roads.

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Observer

robertmarsh

Date

April 7, 2012

Description

Heard calling from the very tops of douglas-firs in the morning and evening frequently. song sounded like a spiraling song that quickened as it progressed, which was how I confirmed the identity using a google search for the call. The bird had a dark head, and often when it moved appeared very gold colored, although because it was so high up and quite small it was hard to clearly see it. Looked as though it might have a white patch behind or on the side of its head, breast looked dull whitish when not reflecting the morning sun. tail was long and definitely ended in a slightly notched rounded fork shape

Habitat description: 30 yr old dense douglas fir stand planted by weyerhaeuser after clear cut, in usual western hemlock-western redcedar vegetation. Patches of deciduous trees, maple, alder, cottonwood. 400ft above sea level south and east facing hill in tolt river watershed where it meets the snoqualmie river. habitat divided into residential forested plots. separated by old logging roads.

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Observer

robertmarsh

Date

April 7, 2012

Description

Dark hood on head, whitish breast, light colored beak that wasnt short. white underneath tail, dark back and top of tail. I think this is a slate colored dark eyed Junco as opposed to the Oregonmale because it didnt have a redish tint below its head. It was also full sized. Sited low down in brush

Habitat description: 30 yr old dense douglas fir stand planted by weyerhaeuser after clear cut, in usual western hemlock-western redcedar vegetation. Patches of deciduous trees, maple, alder, cottonwood. 400ft above sea level south and east facing hill in tolt river watershed where it meets the snoqualmie river. habitat divided into residential forested plots. separated by old logging roads.

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Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus) Pipilo maculatus

Observer

robertmarsh

Date

April 7, 2012

Description

Dark back and wings with white spots on the side, underneath each wing is a large red feathered area, white breast. Recognizable long upright dark tail, crow like call recognizable as well.
Habitat description: 30 yr old dense douglas fir stand planted by weyerhaeuser after clear cut, in usual western hemlock-western redcedar vegetation. Patches of deciduous trees, maple, alder, cottonwood. 400ft above sea level south and east facing hill in tolt river watershed where it meets the snoqualmie river. habitat divided into residential forested plots. separated by old logging roads.

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black-tailed deer (Odocoileus hemionus columbianus) Odocoileus hemionus ssp. columbianus

Observer

robertmarsh

Date

April 7, 2012

Description

Common deer in pacific northwest, identified as black tailed deer by black tail on adults. Like to browse on western redcedar seedlings planted by humans, and most other shrubs,
See daily account Carnation Wa April 7 2012 for habitat description

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Observer

robertmarsh

Date

April 7, 2012

Description

Growing on forest floor in the light of an opening in the canopy, commonly sited ground cover.

Habitat description: 30 yr old dense douglas fir stand planted by weyerhaeuser after clear cut, in usual western hemlock-western redcedar vegetation. Patches of deciduous trees, maple, alder, cottonwood. 400ft above sea level south and east facing hill in tolt river watershed where it meets the snoqualmie river. habitat divided into residential forested plots. separated by old logging roads.

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Tree Lungwort (Lobaria pulmonaria) Lobaria pulmonaria

Observer

robertmarsh

Date

April 7, 2012

Description

large flat shaped lichen with ruffled edges and surface folds. Light gray on top, dark underneath, found on a douglas-fir branch on the ground, existed on tree trunks as well.

Habitat description: 30 yr old dense douglas fir stand planted by weyerhaeuser after clear cut, in usual western hemlock-western redcedar vegetation. Patches of deciduous trees, maple, alder, cottonwood. 400ft above sea level south and east facing hill in tolt river watershed where it meets the snoqualmie river. habitat divided into residential forested plots. separated by old logging roads.